Mare Care

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Lives in the Balance Just Down the Road

February 05, 2014

Go behind the scenes of the NICU at one equine hospital in the Blood-Horse's first long-form feature. ... Read More

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UK Seminar Series Kicks Off Jan. 30

January 24, 2014

On Jan. 30, two speakers will discuss inflammatory airway disease.... Read More

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Should I Breed My Mare?

January 21, 2014

There are a number of factors that must be weighed in making the decision on whether to breed a mare. ... Read More

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Penn Vet to Offer Reproduction, Behavior Short Courses

January 17, 2014

Short course topics include, stallion handling, horse behavior, and mare and foal management.... Read More

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New Biomarkers for Diagnosing Bacterial Placentitis in Mares

January 15, 2014

Researchers believe more than one biomarker is needed for accurate and early placentitis detection.... Read More

Bucca suggested performing a cervical cerclage in mares (shown here) with cervical incompetence that do not respond to altrenogest supplementation.

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Cerclage to Manage Cervical Incompetence in Pregnant Mares

January 04, 2014

Researchers took a page from human medicine to treat cervical incompetence in mares.... Read More

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UK Researchers' Work Discussed at AAEP Kester News Hour

January 03, 2014

Research by Drs. Barry Ball and Mats Troedsson was described during the 2013 Kester News Hour.... Read More

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Top Equine Reproduction Studies of 2013

January 03, 2014

Dr. Pat McCue describes the reproduction studies from the past year he deemed most important and useful.... Read More

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Weaning Options for Foals

December 30, 2013

Proper preparation can minimize the stress of weaning and make for a more pleasant experience for all.... Read More

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Feeding Broodmares During Lactation

December 27, 2013

Broodmares require proper nutrition while lactating to aid in milk production and body condition maintenance.... Read More

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Tips for Feeding Broodmares

December 24, 2013

Here are some general feeding guidelines to keep in mind when managing pregnant mares.... Read More

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Transporting Mares and Foals

December 23, 2013

Avoid problems when traveling with a mare and foal with these tips from researchers, vets, and horsemen.... Read More

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Reef to Speak on Ultrasound Examination of Fetal Well-Being

December 18, 2013

Reef will explain why ultrasound is critical to assessing foal viability during a high-risk pregnancy.... Read More

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AAEP Veterinarians Discuss Estrus Suppression in Mares

December 16, 2013

Many owners seek to eliminate estrus behavior when there is a negative effect on the mare's performance.... Read More

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Equine Sense of Smell

December 11, 2013

Horses rely far more on chemical messages in the air than on their relatively indistinct eyesight. ... Read More

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Texas A&M Equine Reproduction Course Takes Place Jan. 8-10

November 29, 2013

The course will cover a broad range of topics useful for horse owners in any segment of the breeding industry.... Read More

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Endocrine Disease and Laminitis in Broodmares

November 24, 2013

Endocrine changes associated with pregnancy might increase a broodmare's risk of developing laminitis.... Read More

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ACT 2013 Wrap-Up

November 13, 2013

Here are just a few highlights from the comprehensive equine sessions at this year's ACT Conference.... Read More

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Sertich to Review Mare Anatomy, Physiology, and Behavior

November 13, 2013

Dr. Patricia Sertich will review mare anatomy, physiology, and abnormalities known to cause behavior changes.... Read More

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Should You Breed Your Mare? Add Up These Costs First!

November 12, 2013

Breeding a horse costs more than the stud fee. ... Read More

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2014 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 25, 2013

The events will feature lectures on university programs, equine reproduction, and horse management issues. ... Read More

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Oxytocin Injections to Suppress Estrus in Mares

October 24, 2013

Oxytocin injections allowed the corpus luteum to keep producing progesterone and the mare to stay out of heat.... Read More

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Broodmare Nutrition: Preparing for Fall and Winter

October 23, 2013

Mares in good body condition have a reservoir of stored fat that can be used during cold winter weather.... Read More

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Contraceptive Vaccine Use

October 14, 2013

Are general horse owners using the contraceptive vaccine porcine zona pellucida (or PZP)?... Read More

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CEM Screening Techniques Tested

October 02, 2013

Researchers sought to find the optimal test method and swab sites for CEM screenings in South Africa.... Read More